This Week's [in]Security - Issue 233

Posted on 19 Sep 2021.

Welcome to This Week’s [in]Security. PCI and payments: Crypto-agility. New breaches: Wearable aggregator megabreach, Epik, Walgreens, Indonesian Intelligence Agency, multiple healthcare. New Ransomware: Threats. Follow-ups & Fall-out. Privacy: Re-identification, FTC privacy bureau. Laws & Regs: Canada: Copyright. US: Crypto-exchanges, Facebook, location warrants. World: GDPR, Assistance requests. Standards: NIST Machine Learning. Defense: Passwordless, OpenSSLv3, Android. Zoom, Design, Trolls, Kali. Vulnerabilities, Zerodays: Apple, Windows, Chrome, Azure OMIGOD, IBM. Databases, Citrix, Windows EOL, WSL, Laserfiche Ad Porn, WordPress, Drupal, WooCommerce, Travis CI, SSID stripping, Apple Cloudkit, SpookJS, RSA variant. Cybercrime: What's exploited, Multiple zerodays, Open redirects. Crime: Other Risks: Ethics, DNS, moderation, WFH, facial fakes. Health, Safety & Environment: Covid-19: Spread, Curves, Waves, and Variants; Response; Treatments; Immunity; Impact; Covid Ugly; And more.

PCI Compliance and Payments

News and announcements relating to Payment Security, PCI, Card Brands, Payments, Payment Malware and Fraud, and Payment Related Compliance.

Breaches / Ransomware / Leaks

Covering breaches, leaks, data exposures, ransomware (as potential breach), and their fallout.


Articles about privacy related news, risks, and trends.

Laws, Regulations, Platforms, Standards, and Public Policy

News about laws, regulations, platform rules, and standards affecting security, privacy, technology, and public interest.

Defense / Techniques / Solutions

Covering developments and opportunities that may help improve security.

Bugs / Design Flaws / Vulnerabilities / Research

Articles about newly discovered vulnerabilities and research.

Hacking / Malware / Cybercrime / Exploitation

News covering active trends, alerts, events.

Other Security / Risk

Articles covering other types of risks.

COVID-19 updates.

COVID related articles. We have been following coronavirus risks since

Off-Topic / Science & Tech / Lighter Side

A variety of scientific, technical, historical, and more light-hearted news.